Events & Training

AFBEA Events and Training

Our Events and Training Page is your gateway to a wide array of educational opportunities designed to enhance your understanding of fire safety and burn prevention. Explore the diverse training opportunities available through AFBEA:

AFBEA Quarterly Meetings

Next Quarterly Meeting: 

March 7, 2024 

Time:  10:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location:  Surprise Fire Administrative Office 

2024 Quarterly Meetings 

March 7th, Surprise Fire & Medical 

June 6, 2024 - TBD

September 4th, 1-4:30 p.m., Mesa Fire & Medical

December 5th, Superstition Fire & Medical 

Upcoming Training

Youth Firesetting Intervention Specialist F0633

"Youth Firesetting Intervention Specialist" is a 2-day course based on the requirements of National Fire Protection Association 1030, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Prevention Program Positions. 

This course will be held in Scottsdale on March 27 & 28, 2024. CLASS IS FULL as of 2.7.2024 

Fire & Life Safety Educator Courses 

AFBEA offers Fire & Life Safety Educator I, II and Manager courses throughout the State of Arizona, several times a year.  These courses comply with the NFPA 1030 Standard and currently also meet the criteria of the Arizona Center for Fire Service Excellence (AzCFSE) for Certificates of Completion. The AzCFSE is responsible for the day-to-day administration of Arizona Fire Service training and Fire Service certification processes. 

The Fire and Life Safety Educator’s role is an integral component of keeping communities safe from fire and injury. The FLSE I, II and III classes provide the foundation of the educator as laid out in the new NFPA 1030 standards, which includes the rich history of the fire service, safety messaging and understanding the methods to teach to a variety of audiences. 


Currently, AFBEA uses the new “Fire and Life Safety Educator Principals and Practices” second edition, by Jones and Bartlett Learning, as its textbook for the three classes.  It can be purchased through Amazon or through Jones and Bartlett (Jones & Bartlett Learning | PUBLISH (


FLSE I is taught at the Arizona Fire School in September.  Other classes may be taught throughout the state if student numbers demand.


FLSE II and III are taught as needed.  AFBEA has secured dates in early 2024 for both of these classes.


Register early to secure your seat!


The Risk Reduction Through Characterization and Education Conference is usually held the last week of January each year and has been held annually in Bullhead City, Ariz. since 1987.  Workshops are held to teach educators how use music, magic, puppets, characters and clown programs to enhance their local educational efforts.  It has become so popular, it is now a ‘train-the-trainer” program, allowing the attendees to take their knowledge back to their communities and teach others who may be unable to attend.  

The Desert Southwest CRR Conference is designed to assist many levels of the Fire and Life Safety Educators — beginning, intermediate, or advanced — by giving usable tools to start a program or fine tune one already in place.

New to Community Risk Management? 

Here are a few recommended courses to get you started.

AIOA Virtual Training/Networking 

The next Arizona Information Officers Association hosted event will be late April/early May.  Look for details in the Arizona PIOs Facebook group in the coming weeks.  Not part of that group  - join now.

National Fire Academy

Community Risk Reduction Curriculum - National Fire Academy courses, catalogs and schedules. Review the full outline. 

PIO Courses

Online Independent Study Training for PIO's through FEMA. Head here to scroll through the list of classes or search by title. FEMA has restructured their PIO course offerings. The new Public Information Basics (0105) full course description can be found through the PIO Training button below. 

Professional designation for PIOs is now available through the Center for Public Safety Excellence's Commission on Professional Credentialing

PIO Contact List

There is a statewide PIO contact list. The list is divided into multiple tabs representing jurisdictional levels (city, county, federal, state and tribes) and specialties (law enforcement, fire, schools, utilities, etc). 

The PIO list is a great resource because you help keep it accurate.  If you would like the list and/or need to help make edits please contact the PIO Office.